How To Add Password To Protect USB Drive in Windows 7

How To Add Password For Protect USB Drive in Windows 7

It is important to hold your external hard disk drive or USB drive protected when you have a lot of valuable data, information or files in it. You should have to set up a password on your drive for protect your data. Using Bit-locker feature on Windows 7 you can protect your hard disk drive or USB flash drive. Bit-locker is a built-in encrypting tool with your Windows 7 Operating system. It can encrypt your drive by using your given password. You should provide the correct password if you want to access.

Add Password For Protect USB Drive in Windows 7
Add Password For Protect USB Drive in Windows 7

Now I am going to tell you How to Add Password for Protect USB Drive in Windows 7 ??

First step:

Go to Windows Search Box and type “bit locker” then press Enter or To find out the Windows Bit-Locker easily Go to Control Panel > System and Security > BitLocker Drive Encryption.

Add Password For Protect USB Drive in Windows 7
Add Password For Protect USB Drive in Windows 7

Second Step:

Click over “Manage BitLocker” then windows show you “Turn on BitLocker” for your specific drive. Right now simply click “Turn on BitLocker” beside your own chosen external hard disk drive or USB drive you want to protect. Next the BitLocker will start and will request you how you want to unlock the drive.

Add Password For Protect USB Drive in Windows 7
Add Password For Protect USB Drive in Windows 7

Third Step:

Now Choose on “Use a password to unlock the drive” and give your security password. Next select a method to recover your security password. Now click on “Next” to start the encryption.

Add Password For Protect USB Drive in Windows 7
Add Password For Protect USB Drive in Windows 7

It could take a couple of minutes.

Yahoo!!! You have done it successfully.

At this time any user of Windows XP /Vista/ 7 must provide it’s real security password to open external hard disk drive or USB drive.

Enjoy…

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